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Supernatural Desk!!!

Supernatural Desk!!!

English class: even the paranormal can happen here.

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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Alright ladies and gents, we are starting anew.  Your semester one grades are now in the books for posterity.  As the brother in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead says after using the dishes for skeet shooting on the roof, “the dishes are done, man.”

I propose you take this moment as an opportunity to reset your outlook on the details of our daily lives.  Remember each day,  when you walk in here, you will have stuff to do that may or may not feel important.  I can promise it always is important.  Each day is an opportunity to accomplish something and to improve yourself.   The cool thing about right now is that the slate is clean.  Everything you submit right now is having a huge effect on your grade– take advantage.

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AP LIT Alert…

September 4, 2013 2 comments

Check the AP Lit Tab for an update re: turnitin.com

 

 

 

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Turnitin.com instructions

September 3, 2013 Leave a comment

All students in McCarthy classes. You are all going to need to have accounts on turnitin.com this year. Go to your class page for more instructions.
AP Lit Scholars: your info is already up and you have an assignment due Wed night.
Eng 12: Your class is registered. It is ready for you to plug in. We will talk about it this week. If you’re confused, just wait until we meet.
Eng 9: Nothing to do yet. I just want you to know it is coming.

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Back to School Supplies

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment

If you’re going to be out shopping soon for your back-to-school needs, check you class page for specific information about what you will need for this class.  We will go over this during the first week, but I know some of you will already be out spending hundreds of dollars on designer jeans and you may want to add some academic stuff to the pile while you’re at it.

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Summer Rolls On…

July 30, 2013 2 comments

My family and I have been enjoying a solid summer of sitting around and doing whatever sounds fun at any given moment.   Good times.

Dude… while you’re young, make sure to enjoy Slip and Slides thoroughly.   You won’t be able to do them forever.   The kids and I broke one of them out in late June.  Of course, my boys are too young to really know how to do it, so I was forced to demonstrate.  It was awesome and the 3 seconds of glory were worth it, but I felt like I had been hit by a truck for the next 48 hours.  The boys had a great time with it.

Ok, it looks like my schedule for next year is starting to solidify:

1st English 9

2nd English 9

3rd AP Literature & Composition (12th grade)

4th Prep

5th English 12

6th English 9

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McCarthy Update

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Students,

My son Owen had another seizure last night.  He is ok and is starting a new medication today.  We think he will be fine, but it is just stressful and scary to go through all of it.

It is likely that I will be back tomorrow (wednesday). Please start bringing your big lit books everyday starting tomorrow.

Check your class webpage for any academic updates about what we did and what is due.

Owen is acting utterly like himself today, so we’ve got that going for us… which is nice.

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Did you really think there would be a free slurpee?

August 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Welcome to new visitors to this website.  I assume you are here because you are in my class this year.  All pertinent things to see are in the class pages.   They are all in the tabs above.   Choose accordingly.

I am excited and honored to begin another year’s journey with all of you.

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It’s Official. I’m back at Kennedy High School.

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

You’re welcome.

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I’m On a Boat

March 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Look at me, I’m on a boat.

This boat is real.

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